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Huong Lai

38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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Ranked #23 of 1,380 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good food, great service and an even better cause. Glad that we could contribute to such a great initiative. We enjoyed the music and the atmosphere while delving into our various dishes and of course the service was perfect and with a smile :)

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The front of this restaurant is easy to walk by and miss, however it is definitely worth trying to find. After entering and climbing the stairs you find yourself in quite a small, plain looking room with around 10 tables. The staff are made up of young locals from the street who are being trained in hospitality and it is... More

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Melbourne Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When looking for this restaurant please note that the address on Trip Advisor is correct but that there are at least 3 restaurants with the same street number. Each person in our group of 6 really enjoyed our meal and on food alone it would have rated 5 stars. However, I deducted a point because the serves are a bit... More

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Melbourne
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This restaurant has a social conscience and trains street kids and homeless in the hospitality industry. The setting is very small and simple, and seemed to have as many locals as tourists. We ate simple Vietnamese food that we really enjoyed. The service was very good, there a clear hierarchy among the staff that works well. The only disappointment was... More

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Gold Coast, QLD
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The beautiful little restaurant has you feeling like you're dining in a tree house after climbing the stairs. Training street kids in hospitality, the food is lovely, home cooked cuisine. We really enjoyed lunch here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This restaurant was walking distance for us as we stayed on Dong Khoi in district 1. The setting is nice, not romantic but perfect for families etc. There were many tourists, locals and business dinners going on. The service was fast and attentive, the food was very tasty, very rich, and we were very satisfied. Definitely recommend!

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Newcastle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited this lovely little restaurant in May this year. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. The service is also great. The menu choice isn't vast but I prefer this as you know it is cooked to order and fresh. The restaurant itself is pleasant and clean but the atmosphere is lacking slightly. There was a nice mix... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We would definitely eat here again. Have no trouble recommending it. We all enjoyed our meals, which were authentic Vietnamese, tasty and fresh. Their prices are very reasonable. We especially appreciated the cause behind Huong Lai and the staff were just lovely. There is also a very peaceful feeling in the restaurant, it is a large room with high ceilings... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great place, easy to find , just behind the City Hall. The food was nice, a little portion but ok, so we can order more varieties. it will be helpful if the menu comes with pictures. Attentive staff, eager to serve with a smile, while trying their best when making recommendations Not too pricy for a nice meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We dined here after recommendation and we were very impressed. Lovely staff greeted and looked after us making recommendations for us and children. Food smelt and tasted fresh and lively and by far our best meal in HCMC. Should not be missed!

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